Roch Valley Radio has now launched a brand new Amazon Alexa
Skill which enables listeners to choose between Roch Valley Radio and Roch
Valley Radio Xtra, a new radio channel to increase and give a wider choice of
David Murphy, the Chairman,
said: “We are always looking at feedback from our listeners and volunteers on
how we can provide an improved service to our patients and the local community.
Part of our service is ensuring that we are accessible to
all, whether its providing a FREE radio service within the hospital at patients
bedsides, through our FREE mobile phone and tablet app, via our website or now
this new Amazon Alexa Skill.
We think this new Alexa Skill is a great addition on how
listeners can reach us; some volunteers
have already shown older relatives how to ask Alexa to play the radio station,
reaching out at a generation and community that can benefit from our volunteers
If you would like any information about the Amazon Alexa Skill or would like to get involved in some way,
then please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday 9th December the team at Roch Valley Radio, which serves the local hospitals and community in Rochdale and Bury, hosted their very first Festive Christmas Fair to raise essential funds to keep the station on-air and to develop the services it provides.
With over 25 stalls from local traders and other local community organisations made the day a great success where the station raised over £600.00. The money raised will go towards the on-going fees required to keep the station on-air such as music licenses and royalties.
David Murphy, the Chairman, added “Volunteers work at the station 365 days a year providing a lifeline to patients and the surrounding community, it was a fantastic day and great to see so many faces coming to the Christmas Fair to support the work that we do. We hope it was an enjoyable event for all those that attended and the funds raised will ensure that we can continue this service.”
The radio channel is loved by hospital patients, staff and visitors and can be accessed by patients for FREE at their bedside, an alternative for paying for the TV service while staying in the hospital. Patients and family can ring the station on 0161 764 9200 to request songs and dedications.
Further information about the radio station and the services it provides, or if you have an interest or would like to delve into a volunteering role can be found on the website at www.rochvalleyradio.org.uk
Roch Valley Radio was pleased to find out that the nomination sent to the National Hospital Radio Awards was shortlisted for ‘Best Programme with Multiple Presenters’.
We would like to thank the volunteers, Jamie Swain, Nick Roddy and Angela Roddy that keeps Saturday Breakfast on the air each week from 9 am until 12 pm. Hopefully, they will bag an award on behalf of the station later this year! Watch this space!